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Academic Leadership

Joseph R. Johnson, DO, FACOOG (Dist)
Dean, Interim Chair and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Chad K. Brands, MD, CPE, SFHM
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
(434) 592-4151

Randy G. Litman, DO
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and GME
(434) 592-7199

Michael W. Neville, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Life
(434) 592-7105

Donald R. Raleigh, EdD
Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
(434) 592-6985

Administration

Kevin Bolden

Kevin Bolden
Director of Building Operations
(434) 582-7734

Kaitlyn Genaway

Kaitlyn Genaway
Director of Operations
(434) 592-6515

Carla Jones

Carla Jones
Senior Executive Director of Administration
(434) 582-3437

Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy
Senior Executive Director of Special Projects
(434) 592-7207

Bethany Shull

Bethany Shull
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Dean
(434) 582-2630

Administrative Support

Carol Bapst

Carol Bapst
Administrative Assistant - Admissions & Student Services
(434) 582-2232

Debbie Bennett

Debbie Bennett
Administrative Assistant - Medical Education
(434) 582-3439

Robbe Sisson
Administrative Assistant - Biomedical Sciences
(434) 592-7659

Anna Velez

Anna Velez
Senior Administrative Assistant - Dean's Suite
(434) 582-2036

Admissions and Student Services

William “Sam” Black
Associate Director of Student Services
(434) 592-7204

Chris Breedlove

Christopher R. Breedlove
Director of Marketing, PR, and Web-Operations
(434) 592-6753

David Freyre

David Freyre
Assistant Director of Admissions-Operations
(434) 592-6917

Jacqueline Mendez

Jacqueline Mendez
Associate Director of Recruiting
(434) 592-6953

Michael W. Neville, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Life
(434) 592-7105

Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith
Associate Director of Admissions
(434) 592-7444

Chris Trahant

Chris Trahant
Director of Student Services and Admissions
(434) 582-7713

Anatomical Sciences

R. James Swanson, PhD
Chair, Department of Anatomical Sciences; Professor of Anatomy
(434) 592-6733

Katherine Christine

Katherine Christine
Teaching Assistant
(434) 582-8634

Richard Okimoto

Richard Okimoto
Teaching Assistant
(434) 582-7189

Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

Linda S. Mintle, PhD
Professor and Chair, Division of Behavioral Health
(434) 592-7345

David Jones, PhD
Community-based Clinical Psychologist

Chansoon Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Assistant Professor of Statistics
(434) 582-7891

Teresa Ramerth, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
(434) 582-2062

Center for Research

Joseph C. Gigliotti, PhD
Director of Research, Assistant Professor of Physiology
(434) 582-3544

Eric P. Miller, DO, FACS, FACOS

Barbara Lutz
Research Manager
(434) 592-7754

Center for Standardized Patients and Simulation

Rebecca Hamlett

Rebecca C. Hamlett, BSN
Administrative Director of Standardized Patients and Simulation
(434) 592-7757

Kim Hartless

Kim Hartless
Simulation Specialist
(434) 592-5932

Timothy Hodge

Timothy Hodge
Simulation Supervisor
(434) 582-7680

Pamela Watson

Pamela Watson
Assistant Director, Standardized Patients and Simulation
(434) 592-7661

Tammy Weigner

Tammy Weigner
Clinical Director of Health Records & Outreach
(434) 582-7422

Clinical Affairs and Graduate Medical Education

Chad K. Brands, MD, CPE, SFHM
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
(434) 592-4151

Teresa Bridges
Assistant Director of Clinical Affairs & GME

Randy G. Litman, DO
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and GME
(434) 592-7199

Clinical Rotations

Jay Bright

Jay Bright
Clinical Rotations Coordinator
(434) 582-8605

Lisa Estes

Lisa Estes
Assistant Director of Clinical Education
(434) 582-2317

Heather Mailloux

Heather Mailloux
Clinical Rotations Coordinator
(434) 592-7574

External Affairs and Faculty Development

Alisa S. Dyson, EdD
Assistant Dean of Accreditation, Professional Development and External Affairs
(434) 582-8720

Denise Farmer

Denise Farmer
Credentialing Coordinator
(434) 582-2380

Ben Samuel

Ben Samuel
Assistant Director of Clinical Faculty Development
(434) 582-2762

Family Medicine

Raena M. Pettitt, DO, CHSE
Chair, Department of Family Medicine; Associate Professor of Family Medicine
(434) 582-2344

Lloyd Das, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
(434) 582-7833

C. Riley Latham, DO
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
(434) 582-2247

Russell W. Melton, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
(434) 582-3517

Sigmund P. Seiler, MD
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
(434) 582-2345

Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology

John R. Martin, PhD
Interim Chair, Department of Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology; Professor of Pharmacology
(434) 582-8507

Joseph C. Gigliotti, PhD
Director of Research, Assistant Professor of Physiology
(434) 582-3544

Jeffrey Jasperse, PhD
Professor of Integrative Physiology, Department of Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology
(434) 592-6975

Internal Medicine

Chad K. Brands, MD, CPE, SFHM
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
(434) 592-4151

Carl R. Hoegerl, DO, MSc, MSIT, FACP
Chair, Dept. of Internal Medicine; Associate Professor of Neurology
(434) 592-6986

Lisa Wisniewski, MD
Community-based Endocrinology and Diabetes

Medical Education

Jason E. Wells, PhD
Assistant Dean of Academics | Years 1 and 2, Professor of Neurosciences
(434) 592-6983

Adam Bundy

Adam Bundy
Academic Coordinator
(434) 582-7197

Jessica Korn

Jessica Korn
Assistant Director of Medical Education-Ops
(434) 592-6217

Jodi Mayo

Jodi Mayo
Administrative Director of Medical Education
(434) 592-6444

Jeni McGlauflin

Jeni McGlauflin
Academic Counselor
(434) 582-2068

Matthew K. Pelletier, PhD
Associate Professor of Human Genetics, Director of Assessment and Outcomes
(434) 592-6907

Leslie Perkins

Leslie Perkins
Academic Counselor
(434) 582-2832

Elisabeth Spriggs

Elisabeth Spriggs
Academic Counselor
(434) 592-6458

Sarah Turner

Sarah Turner
Academic Coordinator
(434) 582-3440

Medical Library

Diane S. Garber, MLS
Assistant Professor, Director of Medical Library
(434) 592-7164

Kimberly Sandidge

Kimberly Sandidge
Library Manager
(434) 592-7586

Molecular and Cellular Science

Timothy O. Leonard, MD, PhD
Chair, Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Sciences; Associate Professor of Pathology
(434) 592-6217

Jason E. Wells, PhD
Assistant Dean of Academics | Years 1 and 2, Professor of Neurosciences
(434) 592-6983

Robert K. Baston, MD

Robert K. Baston, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology
(434) 582-2197

Yingguang Liu, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology
(434) 592-7344

Matthew K. Pelletier, PhD
Associate Professor of Human Genetics, Director of Assessment and Outcomes
(434) 592-6907

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Gregory R. Heller, DO, C-AOBNMM, C-AOBFP
Chair, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Osteopathic Principles and Practices; Associate Professor of OMM
(434) 592-6984

Joy Palmer, DO
Program Director, ONMM Residency Program; Assistant Professor of OMM

Nichole M. Thorsvik, DO
Assistant Program Director-ONMM Residency Program, Assistant Professor of OMM

Pediatrics

Olubukola Ojuola, MD, MPH, PGDEpid
Chair, Division of Pediatrics; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
(434) 592-7694

Raul Barroso, DO, MPH
Specialty Lead Community-based Pediatric and Young Adult Medicine

Linda Gordon, MD, MPH
Community-based Pediatric and Young Adult Medicine

Kirsten J. Madea, DO
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
(434) 582-2301

Sports Medicine

Benjamin Ferry

Benjamin F. Ferry, MD, CAQSM
Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine
(434) 582-7655

Mark E. Rolfs, DO, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine/Sports Medicine
(434) 582-3538

Surgery and Specialty Care

Joseph R. Johnson, DO, FACOOG (Dist)
Dean, Interim Chair and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

John G. Pierce Jr., MD
Associate Professor of Women's Health
(434) 582-2598

Laura J. Potter, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
(434) 582-7469